October 2012 Newsletter


October already! Where did the driving season go? The Black Swamp Driving Club still has a very busy event calendar for the remaining season. There are some changes, so please review the remaining list of events and drives.
Here is the list of remaining drives and events for the club:

Hite's Log Cabin Drive, Kenton, OH, October 6. (Confirmed)

Mohican Wilderness Drive, Loudenville, OH, October 19, 20 and 21. (Confirmed)

Vail Meadows-Maumee Bay State Park Drive, Oregon, OH, October 28. (Confirmed)

Annual Banquet, November 11, Royal Buffet, Findlay, OH (Confirmed)

Christmas on the Farm, Kenton, OH, December 17. (Confirmed)

Please watch the BSDC Newsletter for updates and confirmations of driving events and activities. Some events may be confirmed or changed at the last minute and I may not have the chance to get the information in the article.

The Annual Banquet will be held at the Royal Buffet in Findlay, Ohio on November 11th. The buffet has something for everyone. We will meet at 5:30 and dinner will begin at 6:00 p.m.. We are having the auction again this year, so everyone please bring your donated items to make this a success. Please remember this is one of the important activities that helps fund the club for the year. So please bring your donations and bid. The auctioneer will let you know when your bid it too high! There are some other things in the planning stages as well for the evening activities, so please plan to attend. Please refer to the BSDC Newsletter for more details.

There is another important part of the club that is fast approaching. We are looking for anyone interested in becoming a Board of Director. We have a total of three positions open. There are two, three year terms, and one, one year term. Please let any Officer or Board of Director know if you would like to be added to the ballot. The new Board of Directors will be voted on at the banquet. This is your club, so please step up and make a difference.

This next section of information was sent to me by Kim Mack. This is an important issue due to the drought this year and Kim wanted to make everyone aware of this so we can plan accordingly.

Seneca County is under a drought there will not be a second cut of hay anywhere.
More doubtful is the corn which has been in tassel for far too long now.
That wipes out 2 crops!
He advised to find and move whatever hay you can into your barns as all across the US is scrambling with these concerns too.
Our local farmers here phones are ringing off the hook... with hay they can't produce.
The farmer interviewed, with his long haul drives to West Virginia, said some of the southern farms did get second cuts of hay that looked pretty good.
If you can't find locally, then he advised to try Mt. Hope Auction, Wednesday at 9:30 am ....before all that southern farm hay moves!
Another lady states that she plans to buy extra wheat grain to put in containers in the barn. Sheila advised, which I wasn't even thinking of: Buy your breads inadvance and freeze them. I  would also add, buy, by the bulk vegetable, corn oils and cereal if you are cereal lover in the morning.

 Even though we did receive some rain that helped, this is still a major issue as you can see. Please be aware of the issue. Thanks Kim for this information.

I hope everyone likes the pictures I have added to the article. This gives you an idea of some of the units and fun that we have in the club.

If anyone has pictures of club activites, or pictures you would like to submit,  please send them to me via email.  I know there are several members that takes pictures, so please send to my email address. If anyone has any news that you would like to place in the article, please email me at higgy122@msn.com or call-me at 740-251-7193.

The club always extends an open invitation to the public to come and join us. We do have a good time and always keep safety a priority. We still have several events left, so come and check us out.

This is all the news that I have for this month. If there is something you need to add or would like to see in the article, please let me know.

Until next month,


Roger Higgins Jr. / Reporter